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HATCHETS FOR HANDS To Release ‘Cabaret of Decay’ on May 8th

San Francisco-based heavy metal outfit HATCHETS FOR HANDS have announced that they will release their new studio album, Cabaret of Decay ‪on May 8th‬. The album features original cover artwork by Italian oil painter Paolo Girardi. The duo, comprised of Brian Parks (guitar + bass) and Cullen Poythress (drums + vocals), have shared a new single from their upcoming sophomore LP titled “Midnight Wings.” You can check out the track, which premiered today on Metal Injection.

HATCHETS FOR HANDS Brings The Riffs On New Song “Midnight Wings”

Singer-Songwriter CHERRY Releases Latest Single “Psycho”

Bitch Pop artist Cherry released her latest single titled “Psycho” on March 27th to all digital platforms following the release of four singles which have collectively garnered over a million cross-platform streams. “Psycho” was co-written and co-produced with industry professional, Jordan Mitchell.

Victor Rice’s New Single “Simao”

The first single off the album is “Simão,” which is out April 10th and is a laid back funky tune with hypnotic guitar licks courtesy of Ted Kumpel and the soothing horns featuring Buford O’Sullivan (Easy Star All-Stars, Skatalites, Toasters) on trombone, and Tony Mason on drums. The second single coming from the album on May 1st is “Bebida,” with its infectious piano rolls, standout horns, and skanking vibe. These are just some of the songs which makes Drink a remarkable statement and finds itself the perfect companion to Victor Rice’s Smoke.

Julian’s Lullaby – “Angel’s East” from album “Prisoner of Emotions”

Julian’s Lullaby released their second full-length album titled “Prisoner of Emotions”. The band formed in 2006 aiming to make a blend of metal rock music enriched with neo-classical, symphonic and acoustic-folk rock elements.

Sunshine State (Featuring Ex-Members of Against Me!, Whiskey & Co, J. Page, and The Scaries) Release New Album ‘The Mess’

Gainesville’s SUNSHINE STATE have released their new album ‘The Mess’ on Bandcamp for ‘name your price.’ The 10-track album is also streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, etc. ‘The Mess’ was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Ryan Williams at Black Bear Studios in Gainesville, FL (Hot Water Music, Ship Thieves), with additional recording by Derron Nuhfer.

Ambrosia Parsley Shares “The Kindness of Strangers” Video

“The Kindness of Strangers”, produced by soul sister, Holly Miranda, helps to further champion the sentiment that a little kindness goes a long way and can mean the world these days.

Chicago Jazz-Folk Ensemble Steve Dawson & Funeral Bonsai Wedding Release “However Long It Takes Video”

A quote from Steve: “However Long It Takes” is a song about choosing to see kindness and goodness in the world despite being fully aware of the darkness around us. It is a goal, a reminder, a chant, a hope. Here we all are – the entire world – held in a collective moment where we are forced to acknowledge the fragility of life and the things that actually matter: love, chosen family, health, truth, a safe home, art, music and the human spirit. Maybe this could be a wake up call that the pettiness, the twitter snark, the blaming and name-calling, the racism and hatred, all of that, is useless, wasted breath that only causes pain and more suffering. There is no more time for that. This song is my reminder. We are the broken frame. We are the constant storm. I will be filled with love, however long it takes.

I Break Horses Share New Track “The Prophet”

Of the track Maria Lindén says: “The misfit gets to be the prophet and preach to the faithful masses.”

If I Break Horses’ third album holds you in its grip like a great film, it’s no coincidence. Faced with making the follow-up to 2014’s plush Chiaroscuro, Horses’s Maria Lindén decided to take the time to make something different, with an emphasis on instrumental, cinematic music. As she watched a collection of favorite films on her computer (sound muted) and made her own soundtrack sketches, these sonic workouts gradually evolved into something more: “It wasn’t until I felt an urge to add vocals and lyrics,” says Lindén, “that I realized I was making a new I Break Horses album.”

Blandlord – Are you getting Hyper Drunk?

“Our new track, “Hyper Drunk,” is about control and excess – how easy it is to get caught in a loop. The wrong decision can trap you in a bad situation. This song is about coming to the realization that you can use all types of things, especially alcohol, for a myriad of purposes. The choice is yours.”


The Pretenders have unveiled the latest track from their much-anticipated new album, HATE FOR SALE. “You Can’t Hurt A Fool” is available now via BMG at all DSPs and streaming services. The Pretenders’ 11th studio album, HATE FOR SALE arrives Friday, July 17. Pre-orders are available now. In addition, vinyl LP and CD pre-orders are currently available via the official Pretenders webstore.

The Pretenders Drop R&B Slow Burner, ‘You Can’t Hurt a Fool’

DEVIL WITH NO NAME: Cvlt Nation Premieres “Grand Western Apostasy”

Comprised of Andrew Markuszewski (Lord Mantis, Avichi, Sonoran Rebel Black Magick) on guitars and vocals, Michał Juśko (Sovereign) on bass and vocals and Cody Stein (Void Omnia) on drums, DEVIL WITH NO NAME began when Markuszewski left Chicago for the deserts of Arizona a few years back and connected with Juśko. The pair began writing blistering black metal influenced by the lifestyle and culture of the Southwest.

Intense Sonic RAGE! Listen to DEVIL WITH NO NAME “Grand Western Apostasy”

Perpetuals Announce Upcoming Single “Passive Witness,” Out 4/24

About the single, the band states: While recording in the studio a few months ago, someone reached out to us about writing and recording a song for a film about Earth Day: 50 Years in the making. We took on the challenge, and within 2 weeks, we wrote the song, recorded it, and started meeting with our producer to have it mixed. We were asked to not let it be a gentle celebration, but a focus on intensity. The lyrics and the bridge are two aspects we are most proud of in this song. Earth Day is an event that we all have experienced and enjoyed through our lives, but the message of Earth Day now seems to be so much more important to advocate for. In our own growth as artists we have come to cherish the inspiration that we draw from nature and additionally, figures like Greta Thunberg serve for further inspiration and we found ourselves with an opportunity to write not just another song, but write a song that speaks volumes. We hope the passion found in the writing of this song resonates with every listener.

Curren$y and Fendi P Bring Their Lyrics to Life with Stylish Animation in “Smokin’ Potnas”

With a well-known penchant for weed, women, and muscle cars, few people can rap about life’s finer things like Curren$y can. Tapping in with his close confidante Fendi P, the Jet Life artists share “Smokin’ Potnas,” a new animated video. Built around a creeping 808 bassline and noir-ish piano chords, TraumaTone’s “Smokin’ Potnas” instrumental evokes a streetwise version of the famous theme from The Pink Panther. Spitta and Fendi slink atop the beat to deliver crisp and stylish boasts about “chains holdin’ lucky charms” (Curren$y) and “money counters on the kitchen counter” (Fendi). Directed and animated by Shanna Salmon, the new video converts Spitta and Fendi into their cartoon altar egos, as they smoke up with models on a music video set as their lyrics come to life.

New Release from A is for Arrows “Go Slow”

“I like to think that on a very rare occasion, I can be the confident person that I envision in my head,” notes lead singer Alessia Balasbas.”Go Slow is that song for me. It’s the mirror image of the scared and insecure human looking back, it’s the self-assured, self- aware and fearless version of self. The one that doesn’t take no for an answer, the girl that will go up to anyone in anyplace and have a conversation. Not because they aren’t afraid, but because they stare their fears in the face and go right through. This song is meant to inspire and empower, I think of it as my own personal female anthem.” On a personal note of inspiration, she adds, “Meeting someone you’re meant to be with is exciting and scary at the same time. I had to jump. I had to throw caution to the wind and dive in head first. In my case, it worked out and I’m so happy I took that chance on this person.”

A is for Arrows releases new single, “Go Slow”

EARTHGANG Invites You Into Mirrorland

EARTHGANG have today released the second installment of their animated series in collaboration with Strangeloop Studios. The video “Avenue” is a continuation of the first video “La La Challenge” where we follow our protagonists further into the fantasy upside down world filled with characters, flying monkeys and more. Both tracks are visualisations of the world the Atlanta rappers created in their critically acclaimed album, MIrrorland, based on 1978’s “The Wiz.”

Moneybagg Yo Releases Video For “1 2 3 ft. Blac Youngsta” Today

Memphis rapper, Moneybagg Yo releases the video for “1 2 3 ft. Blac Youngsta” today. The hard-hitting and energetic track is off his highly-anticipated, third studio album, Time Served, released earlier this year via N-Less Entertainment/Interscope Records.

Pythius Releases His Upheaval EP

The success of the ‘Descend’ LP from Pythius on Blackout has ricocheted over the years since it was released in 2017, seeing him play stages worldwide as well as continue its eminence through a host of collaborations and compilation offerings. However now he returns with another standalone selection, through his forthcoming ‘Upheaval’ EP which will once again realign you with the Pythius sound. Returning to his home on Blackout Music, the forthcoming EP switches between four tracks of undiluted dancefloor destruction, the type of music which Pythius has built his career from.

Struggle Mike – Track: Not 1 Boss

New Music from Duffel Bag Hottie and Benny The Butcher produced by the late Trypps Beatz off Struggle Mike’s Da Wall album his follow up to The Great Escape which features new music from Benny The Butcher, Rick Hyde, Smoke Bulga, Fred Da Godson, ETO, Breed Mafia, Che Noir, Brick Boys and many more –

Billboard Premieres Star-Studded Video by UNFITS

Billboard is exclusively premiering the adrenaline pumping new video for “Satisfy Me” from breakout LA band UNFITS today. Filmed on three different continents with a collection of friends and influencers who boast a combined 18 million followers on social media, the video is an immersive sci-fi production that nods to everything from Ridley Scott to Christopher Nolan as it follows frontman El Seuño’s surreal journey through a series of implanted memory chips. While the video suggests that our lived experiences may be nothing more than AI simulations, all of the jaw-dropping footage here is real (and as dangerous as it looks).